Crash

Pember Library Clock

I dropped my work off at the Pember Library yesterday for the show on Friday (it runs through April 25th you can see more info on my events page).  3 Quilts and 9 potholders that I’ve been working on for the past month or so.  I was a little nervous dropping them off, although I wasn’t sure why.  When I got back home, I found I had very little energy or motivation. I wanted to write about it, but couldn’t even get myself to do that.

So what happened?   Deflation, a kind of  postpartum.  I thought of the feeling I used to get as a kid after my birthday was over or what it must feel like to send your kid off to the first day of school.    It makes sense that after a period of intense production, working towards an end, there would be a period of leveling or balancing energy.  A crash.

So I took a lesson from my animals who don’t seem to  question their motives and trust their instincts.  I let myself feel what I was feeling, I went to my yoga class and  I didn’t blog.   Then I went to bed and slept like a barn cat on a bail of hay in the sun.

Butterfly collection at the Pember Museum

6 thoughts on “Crash

  1. The Butterflies are beautiful.

    What I think happens Maria with projects like what you were engaged in (potholders for a show), so much energy goes into making stuff, it’s like somewhat of a let down afterwards. Reminds me of the anticipation leading up to Christmas, then that severe letdown that comes afterwards.

  2. You nailed it, Maria. Everyone needs to know that they are allowed to crash, and then learn how best to crash when it’s time for crashing. Well said!

  3. A happy, well deserved respite to you. In teen, young adult lingo (of this week!)–you’re ‘kickin’ it’; chillin’, veggin’. Enjoy… whatever you call it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Full Moon Fiber Art